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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-08-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,889
Posted By Don A.
Regarding campgrounds and if you haven't...

Regarding campgrounds and if you haven't purchased a RV yet - I'll give you a great piece of advice like I provide a lot of people retiring outside of the US right now and that is *Rent Before You...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-22-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,142
Posted By Don A.
I park at 8000' in Mexico a lot and just rent a...

I park at 8000' in Mexico a lot and just rent a 100lb tank off one of the trucks that go by every day. A dual POL ended hose fits my extend a stay and I set the tank just outside my RV. That tank...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-21-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,142
Posted By Don A.
Unless you live on a 50 year old farm in rural...

Unless you live on a 50 year old farm in rural Texas where the homeowner installed the entire gas system themselves. Here you may have anything they thought might work when they constructed the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-21-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,142
Posted By Don A.
Someone mentioned previously that this need could...

Someone mentioned previously that this need could be addressed with the "extend a stay" and an "additional regulator" would be needed. This would be not a working solution due to some of these...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-25-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
You are absolutely correct. not been witness to...

You are absolutely correct. not been witness to your chosen camping locations. All I come to the table with is my own understanding of my own setup and a small background in physics.

What I am...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-24-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
Solar panel output constantly changes with...

Solar panel output constantly changes with improved technology. What does not change is direct sun and direct shade. Expect little or no solar energy in direct shade (if you are depending on 40A,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-23-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
Solar is the question

Solar is not 100% fool proof. Even if the cells were able to process moonlight you will find those "once in a lifetime opportunities" to park somewhere in an ideal location that is shaded and there...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-23-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
Solar is the question

Solar is the question and that is what do you do when there isn't any solar?

Constant rain and cloud cover, particularly in the Pacific North West will leave you with a cold dead battery. Then...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-16-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
Well then run 4/0 welding cables back to the back...

Well then run 4/0 welding cables back to the back and mount it in a waterproof box in the truck bed. That will work too. Or mount it on the front of your trailer or wagon you are pulling. Just...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
Thanks never expected and strangely never...

Thanks never expected and strangely never received but always appreciated.

:angel:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
It depends on how you define "a bad idea". If...

It depends on how you define "a bad idea". If the belief is that inverters are susceptible to sparks, then it’s difficult to further debate the idea. Actually inverters have never been...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
Ask the local power company lineman about the...

Ask the local power company lineman about the concept of first using a step-up transformer to raise the line voltage so a lot of power can be sent down a thin wire and why they accept any waste of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,253
Posted By Don A.
Be sure to have a parking spot lined up - it's...

Be sure to have a parking spot lined up - it's getting really crowded outside.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-13-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,618
Posted By Don A.
You can forget the DC voltage drop and ultimate...

You can forget the DC voltage drop and ultimate charging ratio DC to lead acid charts and figures and all the calculations including alternator volts, wire sizes and wire length voltage drop, and...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-24-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,450
Posted By Don A.
Waiting for H + O2 engine

Waiting for H + O2 engine
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-06-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,450
Posted By Don A.
This is all you hear any more, "we are selling...

This is all you hear any more, "we are selling our home and moving into a RV to travel the country". I have to say "the road ain't what it used to be". You'll be contending against 1/2 million...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-10-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,724
Posted By Don A.
I had a Norweigan Sim once myself, but only for a...

I had a Norweigan Sim once myself, but only for a short week and I'll never forget her for the rest of my life!

Maybe someone is skipping topics but how are you guys getting your rigs to Europe to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-04-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Don A.
Thank you! I just phoned Brake Buddy to order a...

Thank you! I just phoned Brake Buddy to order a new valve for the end of the piston in the air compressor and they said a) we don't repair pumps, we only replace them with new ones and b) we don't...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-04-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,724
Posted By Don A.
Don't forget, a published map to upgrade...

Don't forget, a published map to upgrade everyone's equipment just means more contention for the same under performing campground wifi and that you'll have to buy an antenna then twice a large as the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-29-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Don A.
Brake Buddy lost air pressure

This original thread was closed. Not sure why old threads have to be closed when the products continue to be in use and past history on repairing is valuable.

Otherwise here is my...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-26-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,724
Posted By Don A.
It's sure funny that people can't figure that...

It's sure funny that people can't figure that out. They could wire their coach directly into the camp office router with a LAN cable and it would be the same. No antenna needed then or no buying...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-25-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,724
Posted By Don A.
Free wi-fi brings many into the park and that is...

Free wi-fi brings many into the park and that is all it is designed to do. All you have to do is realize that at home if you have kids you likely had to go for a higher tiered service and if you...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-19-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,713
Posted By Don A.
It would be nice if a feature was added to an...

It would be nice if a feature was added to an existing free online camping app or website where people could broker campsites where they have reservations and can't make the dates for whatever...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,590
Posted By Don A.
I am not sure if there is a lesson to be learned...

I am not sure if there is a lesson to be learned here, as it could be simply luck of the draw that the truck owner was asked to move. And an example of this seems to be more a tree being at fault...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-19-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,396
Posted By Don A.
I have been using one of these multi-band yagi's...

I have been using one of these multi-band yagi's for a couple of years now and I would rate it as "kinda" directional. It would make sense since likely only one of the multiple elements will come...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-19-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,396
Posted By Don A.
For everyone out there planing your big move to...

For everyone out there planing your big move to the RV lifestyle and telecommuting, just remember if there is anything worse than sitting in a cubicle somewhere while staring at a carpeted wall and...
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